The 2009-2010 ski and snowboard season winds down this weekend at Copper Mountain with Part 2 of Copper's Sunsation celebration featuring free, live music. Headliners include Steel Pulse, Perpetual Groove and Los Lonely Boys, in addition to BC/DC, Pato Banton & The Now Generation, and The White Buffalo - all set to appear April 16 - 18.
In conjunction with the final weekend of Sunsation, don't miss the Finals of the Red Bull 1976 Games, April 16 and 17. The Red Bull 1976 Games brings the games back to Colorado with competitions that include Snowbladecross & Old School Air, plus an award for most outrageous costume and team mojo.
Visit the Copper Sunsation website for a full schedule, deals, pictures and samples of this year's music sponsored by Coors Light, Vitamin Water, Snickers, Jägermeister, KSMT and Westword.
Copper announces $6M in capital improvements for 2010-2011 season
For the hardcore snowsport enthusiasts among us, it's never too early to start thinking about next season. Copper Mountain's new owner, POWDR Corp, believes in delivering customer-focused improvements that enhance the on-mountain experience for skiers and snowboarders. With that business philosophy in play, Copper has announced more snowmaking for the 2010-2011 season, providing better early season coverage for race camps, training, and skiers and riders who are incapable of waiting for Mother Nature to do her job. This 25% increase in snowmaking capacity will be spread throughout the mountain, with new systems being installed in the Timberline area, adding significant intermediate terrain earlier in the season.
Copper is also planning a 40% increase in free parking in an expanded Corn Lot. Additional parking in Union Creek will add easy access to the beginner area and to Ski and Ride School programs. The improvements won't end in 2011. According to Copper Mountain President and General Manager Gary Rodgers, "The focus on infrastructure enhancements sets the stage for future on-mountain improvements."